I thought I have reviewed this tea before. Apparently not. Unfortunately I did not approach this tea with the goal of reviewing it or sharing my thoughts.

If that is what you are reading this for, go ahead and skip this note. It is not going to hurt my feelings. There is nothing of some significant value here. Seriously. For real, I am not even going to give a rating! That will come later.

I had it with the goal of drinking some warm tea. I am feeling quite sick today, and had a higher than normal desire to drink something warm, and just warm water did not seem very appealing. The desire probably has something to do with the fact that my throat hurts. As a result I had 4 cups of tea (hint: it was this one) over the past hour or so.

I also tried to avoid/minimise caffeine so I could go to sleep earlier and hopefully recover from whatever I have faster. So, I did not drink the first infusion, since I have heard that most of the caffeine is in the first infusion, and any caffeine is seriously diminished after that. Obviously I have not done a study on this to confirm.

The second and third were both made with the recommended steep time and temperature (see preparation details). More so due to the fact that my TriniTEA goes up to 7 minutes…

Although my nose is running (so I cannot really smell), and my throat is sore (which will prevent me from tasting it normally), I can say that the second infusion was better than the third. The third one seemed stronger than the second. Or maybe I am just going insane too. We will see. We will see.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Bah, I thought that had plenty of content in it. Though, I think my definition of content is different from what others may be. Anyhow, hope you’re feeling better soon.

I also wanted to gank this yet again from Carolyn – it’s something she linked to regarding de-caffeinating tea.
http://chadao.blogspot.com/2008/02/caffeine-and-tea-myth-and-reality.html

jlandsborough

Thanks for that link!

Looks like I should either do more/longer infusions, or stick with Tisanes for late at night from now on.

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takgoti

Bah, I thought that had plenty of content in it. Though, I think my definition of content is different from what others may be. Anyhow, hope you’re feeling better soon.

I also wanted to gank this yet again from Carolyn – it’s something she linked to regarding de-caffeinating tea.
http://chadao.blogspot.com/2008/02/caffeine-and-tea-myth-and-reality.html

jlandsborough

Thanks for that link!

Looks like I should either do more/longer infusions, or stick with Tisanes for late at night from now on.

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